Sunday, October 14, 2007

Easy Split Pea Soup With Bacon

This is one of the easiest dishes there is. I just dump the ingredients in the Crockpot and walk away. When I return I have delicious, filling soup! It's like magic.

1 16-0z bag of split green peas (washed and drained)
6 cups water
1/2 pound raw bacon, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 large garlic clove, diced or pressed
salt & pepper to taste

Dump it in the Crockpot. Give it a stir. Crank it on high. Leave for 8 or so hours ... return home to yum!

Ladle the soup into bowls, garnish with carrot curls, a drollop of sour cream and a twig of greenery. I used cilantro.


Donnak said...

It looks great. I confess I've never had split green pea soup but I'm going to give it a try. Looks like a great dish for when it's cold - is it one of those 'comfort dishes'?

quilly cooks said...

You've never had Split Pea Soup? It boggles the mind! It is definitely a comfort food. Yes -- get a can of Pillsbury Pop-Up biscuits and serve with the soup -- or a package of cornmeal mix -- whichever is your favorite. Also, many people use ham instead of bacon, if you want a meatier meal. Just toss in some cubed ham in place of the bacon -- be sure to add the fat because that's where the flavor comes from.

rendall tilden said...

if pea soup
is whats for dinner

i prefer

pea soup was one of those things
mother put in front of me
as a child

and there it stayed

along with
iver and onions
lima beans
boiled dinner
(what a waste of good vegetables)
or anything from a crock pot

mother said
youll sit there till you eat it

i proved time and again
i could outlast her

i was considered a bratty child
once i decided
something she served was

i never changed my mind

i guess
im a bratty adult too

quilly cooks said...

Rendall, in my home you are not required to eat anything you don't like. Of course, I am also not required to supply you with an alternative meal (though in some circumstances I might actually do so). Uhm, bratty-ness isn't one of those circumstances.

Donna~K said...

Guess what?! We bought split peas JUST for this recipe. lol I can't wait to cook it. I'll let you know how it goes. :)

Donna~K said...

Well, I was thinking about the soup when I wrote that comment above. lol We bought a bag of peas that Daniel said I could use for the split pea soup recipe. I don't think it actually said 'split peas' on the package. haha

Anonymous said...

This is very close to my great grandmothers recipe. Good soup!!!

Anonymous said...

From my post just above.
The only diffrence from this and great grandmas recipe is.... she used a pressure cooker. As we all know they are the same only the time it takes to cook. Also a pressure cooker can be more dangerous. Just ask my sister.
Thank you for bringing back alot of good memories. Im going to go start a batch now.


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